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Google Reportedly Moving Towards Delivering 10Gbps Download Speeds With Google Fiber

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According to Google’s CFO Patrick Pichette, who we have the pleasure of listening to every time there is a Google earnings call, there is no need to wait another decade for 10Gbps Internet speeds in American homes.

In a talk about Google Fiber during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference, Pichette was quoted as saying, “That’s where the world is going. It’s going to happen. It may happen over a decade, but why wouldn’t we make it available in three years? That’s what we’re working on. There’s no need to wait.” 

Google Fiber currently offers 1Gbps download and upload speeds for customers who pay the premium price, but with Comcast set to gobble up Time Warner, it doesn’t appear Google is afraid of that acquisition. From Pichette’s quote, we now look forward to Google increasing FIber’s speeds up to 10x within the next few years, but it’s not certain if that dream will become a reality so quickly.

As most Americans (and Android fans) will tell you, it doesn’t matter how fast the speeds are as long as Fiber is exclusive to only a few markets in the country.

When asked about Fiber coming to more markets, Pichette replied, “Stay tuned.”

Via: BGR | USA Today
  • Chris Bailey

    Everything moves faster with more fiber.

  • http://www.chasehammer.com/ Chase Hammer J

    BRING IT TO NASHVILLE!

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Invest that money into bringing Google Fiber to more markets.

  • Rand Paul 2016

    Google should buy Time Warner Cable instead of Comcast

  • John Hegberg

    Being that Frontier wants nothing to do with the Fiber lines in the Pacific Northwest, it would be nice if Google would just buy them from Frontier.

  • Franklin Ramsey

    I don’t understand why Google would build out Google Fiber instead of a wireless service. Instead of the 100 billion or so it is estimated it would cost to build out fiber service to the entire US, they could just buy T-Mobile for 20 billion or so, spend another 10 billion building up the network, and have a wireless service, that might not be as fast, but could provide all the services Fiber does in a much faster time frame, while gaining a revenue stream of wireless customers.

  • Skwisgaar

    Stop working on making it faster. Start working on making it more widely available.

  • Paul

    Still waiting for 1Gbps to deploy here in Austin. Don’t worry if you live in a city where it hasn’t been announced, even in the cities where it is supposed to be coming it doesn’t really seem to be getting any closer.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      It takes time… stuff like this isn’t done in an instant.

  • Ballerado

    I hate the 3 guys in this picture. Every time I see this picture I think, “Hey, maybe Google Fiber is coming to Denver.” NOPE.

  • Tony Byatt

    How about they spread the 1Gbps love first…

  • Colton

    This comment posted before I hit “Post” due to 10Gbps speed

    • William Robertson

      Something, something, latency vs bandwidth, something…

      • Colton

        something, something, dark side…

  • Robert Boluyt

    G-Fiber’s speeds already outstrip their competitors offerings. They need to focus on expanding markets more than raw speed, at least, for now.

    • Jacob Dagenais

      I doubt 10Gbps will be retrofitted rather than be put in new markets where they have to buy the hardware already.

  • MUTINOUS

    LIARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAMNNNNNNN YOU DIRTY APES FOR TEASING ME WITH THAT BANANA………..Not in my AREA????????????????

  • AbbyZFresh

    Google Fiber better hurry up. The whole purpose of Fiber was to get competitors to increase their speeds and lower the prices. Looks like Google’s plan backfired badly like many of their little side projects.

    • Kevin

      You’re a dumbass.

    • Intellectua1

      Actually there’s more to it than just launching the service. I heard Comcast has contracts with the city and that why it’s hard for others like AT&T U-Verse to get up and running. That’s what an At&t rep told me

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        That’s how ALL cable companies do business.

        • Intellectua1

          Yep I know, I just used Comcast as an example because that’s what we have in Seattle

      • Steve Austin

        You’re an idiot. Did you know that the moon is made of cheese?

    • Pedro

      And now we can all go to bed knowing what the ‘whole purpose of Fiber’ was.
      Goodness, I think I’m already feeling drowsy.

      I thought it had something to so with Google exploring a potential market that allowed it to get more info from consumers. But now I know better.

  • Alex Boro

    Great news after the Comcast+ Time Warner acquisition.

    • Chris

      It still has to gain approval.

      • Alex Boro

        True. It probably won’t since the tmobile and att didn’t pass.

        • Chris

          Yep. Plus with comcast owning NBC universal this would just make them even bigger and create even more of a monopoly.

          • duke69111

            That’s what we all need is another monopoly.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          Apples to oranges.

  • brkshr

    Right now, I would be happy with 1MB/s… Rural living sucks as far as internet goes! Most the time my DSL is ~35kB/s with up to ~300kB/s at a good day/time.

  • Intellectua1

    Jesus Christ hurry up and get this service to Seattle.. Comcast and Time Warner will be fully merged by the end of the year.. YIKES!!

    • AbbyZFresh

      Exactly.

  • Randall Wanamaker

    I hate everyone who lives where this is available.

    • earth

      Hate on me good, getting it this month.

  • http://www.kovdev.com/ kover

    Time to move to a Google Fiber neighborhood.

  • Fry

    I want to know that kind of fast.

  • NeilOMalley

    By the time this is available in my area i’m sure my great-great grandkids will be stoked.

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  • The Narrator

    With the devils merging (Comcast/ TWC) they need to hurry up.

    • Themanhere10

      Indeed. They are already late to the party.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Oh god I know. That would be awesome if Google could pull it off

      • Steve Austin

        You idiots wouldn’t even know what to do with a 10Gbps connection. You trying to start your own ISP?

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          And you would, you sack of sh!t? Don’t respond, I don’t care.

          • Steve Austin

            Dummy, I would start an ISP. Don’t pretend like you aren’t constantly checking to see if I replied. By the way, I hear your Mom in the background. Seems you are up way after your bedtime.

    • Ryan

      I’m actually kind of afraid of this whole deal as I currently use TWC myself. Lesser of two evils where I can get access, and if Comcast moves in, I’ll lose my unlimited bandwidth most likely and be forced on tiered packages. And that’s going to absolutely ruin my anime encoding…

      • Kevin

        Are you talking about home internet? Do they really limit the bandwidth on home internet? Wtf?

        • Jeremy Martin

          A lot of companies are moving towards that. Mediacom cable here in my area has done that.

        • Manthas

          Comcast had it, but have since disabled it (at least in my area) because of the severe backlash.

        • Ryan

          There are quite a few that do. The two I know for sure are AT&T U-Verse and Charter.

        • sagisarius

          It’s basic econ… you limit the bandwidth so people can’t use streaming apps… so that they have to buy cable packages. It’s monopoly 101!

      • Jared Denman

        Comcast is removing or already have removed data caps.

      • Intellectua1

        They don’t limit bandwidth

        • sagisarius

          Well, they have different speed tiers… so that does sound like a bandwidth limit.

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            Every ISP has speed tiers.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        I think you mean unlimited data, not bandwidth. All providers cap bandwidth at their speed tiers.

        • Ryan

          Bandwidth and data are relative terms to mean. Depending on usage, they have similar meaning.

          Yes, there are tiers and always have been. But the amount of data you use in a month depends from ISP to ISP. Comcast was one of those I know did, at one point cap the data, but stopped by the Government I believe for a while for some reason or another. Which doesn’t make sense as AT&T actively cap data, and so does Charter. TWC was one of the remaining few to offer unlimited use of data.

          Of course, I’m not just worried about the data either. I’m also worried about the potential monopoly this could create. TWC and AT&T have a duopoly in the DFW region and maybe in select neighborhoods would you find others. I just hope if the FCC knows what is good for them, they deny this deal.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            I’m pretty sure bandwidth, when talking about digital data always means
            Bandwidth (noun) – Measurement of the capacity of a communications signal. For digital signals, the bandwidth is the data speed or rate, measured in bits per second (bps).

            It’s not really a relative term, but I understand what you are trying to say.

          • MK17

            So if Comcast buys TWC you will have Comcast and AT&T as options in your neighborhood.
            If Comcast does not buy TWC you have TWC and AT&T as options in your neighborhood.

            How does Comcast not buying TWC give you more options? From what I understand TWC and Comcast rarely have service in the same zip codes.

          • Ryan

            It’s just ways, in the end, that screw the consumer rather than help. Comcast is one of those I’m not sure as to what they’re doing. Chances are they will limit data just like AT&T does currently, as well as charter.

          • BroRob

            Um… no. Bandwidth is the size of the pipe your water is traveling down, data cap is how many gallons of water you are allowed to have total per month, and data speeds are how many gallons of water you can move per minute. If you try to fill your pool with 10,000 gallons of water and your cap is 5,000 gallons you will only have half the pool filled (data cap). If you are on a lower tier data speed with unlimited data you can fill your pool, it will just take a lot longer. Unlimited bandwidth (or an “unlimited pipe size”) means you would get the entire 10,000 gallons instantly.

    • Justin W

      Help out the cause, and try to stop them. http://act.freepress.net/sign/consol_comcast_twc/?source=slider

    • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

      The true evil of making our home internet connection sucks is often our local officials — even a megacorp like Google would have a hard time breaking into new market due to the bureaucracy (whether it’s caused by corrupted officials bribed by the telcos up to you to decide.)

      • Cowboydroid

        This is exactly the reason why telecom progress is so slow in the US. The market is entirely captured by regulators and established business interests. There is almost no opportunity for new competition to enter due to the immense number of barriers erected by the local, state, and federal government, designed to protect established businesses.

        That it takes a company the size and wealth of Google to make just a tiny dent in the market shows you just how captured the market is.

        If people want freer markets, they need to vote for it.

        • Intellectua1

          Voting vs. the power of money/lobbyists hmmmm..

          • Cowboydroid

            Voting doesn’t work either.

      • renGek

        And often times our local officials suck not just because they suck but because the telecoms have lobbied them to do nothing. A new delivery method may be the solution we need.

    • michael arazan

      I can’t believe the Government is going to let them merge, this surely violates the Sherman antitrust act. We’re supposed to have free market competition not giant too big to fail corporations that create anti-competitive prices and dictate to people what they can and can’t have. Basically this turns into another Verizon, JP Morgan, and so on.

      • pbolton70

        Yea the government will stop AT&T buying t mobile but they will let Comcast buy Time Warner cable. That would be like Verizon buying AT&T wireless. This makes no sense and hampers competition. Then you hear that regulators would have a problem with Sprint and T-Mobile deal. In my opinion a Sprint/T Mobile deal would spark competition more. It would make a combined strong #3 carrier which actually had the resources to compete with Verizon and AT&T head on and really drive industry change like the some successes T Mobile has already had.

    • F Gooooogle

      Yes because google is such and honorable company. “10gbps…we can swipe and store your personal information 10x faster than the other guy”